Your Ultimate Purpose Part 1
To be One with God
To understand your ultimate purpose, you must look to your Creator and understand His desire for you and your life. This is the prayer of Jesus for you, “Neither for these alone do I pray [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for all those who will ever come to believe in (trust in, cling to, rely on) Me through their word and teaching, That they all may be one, [just] as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me”, (John 17:20-21 AMP).
God wants you to be one with Him, united in love in the deepest possible relationship. You were created for this. The way that God has chosen for you to be one with Him is that you become One with Jesus the Christ. Yeshua said, “I AM the Way — and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through me, (John 14:6 CJB). Note, Yeshua is the name for Jesus in the original Hebrew language.
Jesus is your union with God the Father. In union with him, through the shedding of his blood, we are set free — our sins are forgiven; this accords with the wealth of the grace he has lavished on us. In all his wisdom and insight he has made known to us his secret plan, which by his own will he designed beforehand in connection with the Messiah. (Ephesians 1:7-9 CJB)
In our union with Jesus Christ we actually enter into His relationship with the Father. He chose us to be His very own, joining us to Himself even before He laid the foundation of the universe! Because of His great love, He ordained us as one with Christ from the beginning, so that we would be seen as holy in His eyes with an unstained innocence. (Ephesians 1: 3-4 TPT) God created you to be united with Him in holy love, forever. This is your ultimate purpose.
This is beyond amazing. God so desires you that He wants you to be one with Him in the same relationship He has with His Son, Jesus. For God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His Son, so that His Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. (Romans 8:29 NLT)
Jesus has always been one with the Father and He always has face to face communion with the Father. In the very beginning God was already there. And before His Face was His Living Expression. And this Living Expression Was with God, yet fully God! They were together— face to face, (John 1:1-2 TPT). In our union with Jesus we have access to God the Father in face to face communion, now.
Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love, (Ephesians 1:4 AMP). The phrase before Him means face to face. To be holy means to belong to God.
WHEN ABRAM was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, I am the Almighty God; walk and live habitually before Me and be perfect (blameless, wholehearted, complete), (Genesis 17:1 AMP). Again, the phrase before Me means face to face. The phrase be perfect means both present and future, now and also to become.
From God’s perspective we are already made perfect in Christ because of what He accomplished on the cross. When the Father looks at you He sees you in Christ – perfect, wholehearted, and complete; as one with Him. Our journey is to come into that realization. From our perspective we are in a process of coming into agreement with the way the Father sees us, His perspective, His truth.
Jesus is our guide through this process. Jesus Christ is the journey and the destination to be one with God, the Father. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority, (Colossians 2:10 NLT).
It is not by random chance that you are reading this. If you hope this is true and you have a desire to be one with God, your Father in Heaven, that desire is His invitation to you. You are connecting to His desire. That is the beginning of entering into union with Him. Direct your heart to face Him, trust Him, and rest in Him. It is all about receiving the grace that your Father offers freely through Jesus Christ. In part 2 there will be more about receiving God’s grace.